Mexico is a frequent addition to many global rankings of hot places to visit, and if you’ve ever been it’s not hard to reason why. America’s often overlooked southern neighbor is a country rich with history, culture, and beautiful landscapes. Its mix of an ancient civilization with colonial influence yields an experience that’s both pleasantly unpredictable and surprising. Here are just 4 fantastic draws that’ll make you want to travel to Mexico right NOW!
The Luxurious Resorts
Renown throughout the world for their blend of awe-inspiring scenery and lavish pampering of guests, Mexican luxury resorts give many people a chance to live the good life. The Caribbean coastline of Riviera Maya, stretching around the fabulous beaches of Playa del Carmen and Tulum, is just one of many areas full of all-inclusive mega resorts that cater to your every whim and fancy.
The Historic Ruins
One of the coolest (and arguably nerdiest) attractions for tourists, is to see and explore the remains of the pre-Columbian society that once stretched from Southern Mexico to El Salvador. The Mayan empire lasted from around 700 BC to practically 1700 (that’s over 2,000 years) and left many prominent urban centers and buildings that are still standing to this day. The two best sites in Mexico include Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula, which is the most visited Mayan site in the world, and Palenque in Chiapas, which is the most studied and written about Mayan archeological site.
The Amazing Beaches
From surfing to snorkeling to swimming to just relaxing in the sand, Mexican beaches are considered some of the best in the world. You can join the crowds at popular destinations like Cancun and Acapulco or pay a little extra and head to a more remote locale like Tulum (and everywhere in between). Just like the resorts you can stay in, there’s plenty to choose from!
The Delicious Food
There’s no need to make the case that Mexican food is a treat for the palate. From fiery peppers to succulently marinated and grilled meats and vegetables, there’s a fusion of various influences that goes into many of our favorite Mexican dishes. The state of Oaxaca, with its cross-section of different subcultures and resulting culinary blending, remains THE favorite destination for travelers wanting to try some mouth-watering dishes. There’s also the city of Puebla, which is famous for its district of Mexican sweets sellers, known as “la calle de los dulces” (the candy street). Oh, and you can’t forget the famed food scene of the country’s capital city, Mexico City, which serves up a feast for travelers, from high-end restaurants to street vendors.
The great food, beautiful beaches, affordable resorts, and friendly people – what more could you want from your next vacation? Fly to Mexico this summer!